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Substance Abuse Social Workers in Texas

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20.9% Jobs Projection
$37,630 Median Salary
480 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Substance Abuse Social Workers in Texas is growing faster than average.

  • Substance Abuse Social Workers in Texas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in Texas?

There were approximately 6,090 workers employed as Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,110 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 980 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in TX Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,160 Substance Abuse Social Workers working in it, which means Texas has more Substance Abuse Social Workers than average.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 20.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.

Job Projections for Substance Abuse Social Workers: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 480 annual job openings, and 4,460 total jobs in 2026 for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,900 annual jobs and 147,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Substance Abuse Social Workers Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $26,520 to $59,570 with $37,630 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.75 to $28.64. The median hourly rate was $18.09.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.6 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.51.

The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Substance Abuse Social Workers Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas Metros for Substance Abuse Social Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Substance Abuse Social Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,000 $44,360
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 890 $37,970
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 880 $37,670
Austin-Round Rock, TX 670 $35,930
Laredo, TX 170 $36,180
Odessa, TX 100 $41,000
Midland, TX 80 $42,710
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 70 $44,160
Longview, TX 50 $38,210
Killeen-Temple, TX 40 $41,840
Texarkana, TX-AR 40 $36,740

Top States for Substance Abuse Social Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Substance Abuse Social Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 14,840 $56,000
New York 11,470 $59,250
Pennsylvania 7,860 $36,930
Massachusetts 6,880 $38,330
Texas 6,090 $37,630
Ohio 6,030 $40,240
Virginia 4,720 $47,470
Michigan 4,050 $50,140
Florida 3,760 $38,240
Illinois 3,570 $43,100
Minnesota 2,830 $51,890
Arizona 2,700 $36,570
North Carolina 2,470 $48,550
Wisconsin 2,360 $44,880
Indiana 2,250 $38,270
Washington 2,210 $52,270
Oregon 2,090 $46,270
Maryland 2,090 $45,430
Missouri 2,050 $37,320
Connecticut 1,850 $62,430

Below are the states where Substance Abuse Social Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $73,840
District of Columbia $71,110
Connecticut $62,430
New York $59,250
Nevada $59,070
New Hampshire $56,940
California $56,000
Hawaii $54,110
Washington $52,270
Minnesota $51,890

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